Introduction Isospora belli History of Discovery Transmission Clinical Presentation Treatment Web Links References

Isosporiasis is a diarrheal disease that occurs infrequently in humans. It is caused by the protozoan Isospora belli and is spread through ingestion of contaminated water or food (5). Most incidences of the disease appear in (but are not limited to) tropical regions (3). While the effects of the disease are usually short-term in healthy individuals, long-term effects and even fatality can result in immunocompromised or HIV infected individuals (5).




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